Sermons on Luke

“The Empty Tomb: A Place of Remembering”

Luke 24:1-11 {Prayer}             It’s easy to get overwhelmed at Easter with the choir, the lilies, the praise, the celebration of Christ’s victory.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed.  But when you listen to Luke tell the Easter story, he focuses your attention on one thing … remembering.             Think of it.  The first Easter was…

“The Trial: A Place of God’s Will”

Luke 22:63-23:25 {Prayer}             We live in a world of trials.  Turn on the television and, frequently, some major trial is underway.  We’ve had O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, the Unabomber, Kobe Bryant, Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, Saddam Hussein … you can almost chronicle the passage of time by watching the major cases and trials on…

“The Betrayal: A Place of Eternal Love”

Luke 22:47-53 {Prayer}             Today we continue to follow Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  This painting entitled, “The Betrayal of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane” was painted in 1308 by an artist named Duccio.  The betrayal.  That is what we’ve called it.  And that word sums up the event.  “On the night when…

“Gethsemane: A Place of Strength”

Luke 22:39-46 {Prayer}             Periodically, our world calls us back to simplicity.  Simpler is easier, more profitable, better use of space, they seem to say.  Companies downsize.  Products are marked as being made with “all natural ingredients.”  People are practicing the Paleo Diet.  HGTV has shows like “Hot Mess House” which are designed to help…

“The Upper Room: A Place of Service”

Luke 22:14-38 {Prayer}             The artist Rembrandt tried to paint the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac.  He did it twice.  Twice he tried to help others see what faith looks like in that moment.             The first time, Rembrandt made a grand painting.  This was done early in his life.  At that time Rembrandt was…

“Always Loving but Loving Uniquely”

Luke 15:11-32 {Prayer}             Children, children are truly a gift from God.  Even in the midst of a temper tantrum, the sassiness, or a full-blown teenage attitude, even though we may think we are being punished for the way we adults treated our parents when we were their age … despite all that … children…